tv Action News at 430 AM ABC September 17, 2015 4:30am-5:01am EDT
>> here's what's happening on this thursday, september 17. philadelphia police are searching for the trio wanted for burglarizing at least 11 pharmacies. the republican hopefuls take to the stage to talk gay marriage and attack each other. >> we have more on the papal visit. >> let's get weather and traffic with david and karen. >> reporter: it's a great start across the region.
if you're in southern delaware or cape may, we have cloud cover. overall the area will be looking at sunshine again. 66 degrees in philadelphia. 58 in allentown. 69 in cape may, new jersey. winds out of the southwest, but very, very light. on the bus stop clear skies and comfortable temperatures climbing through the low 60s on the way to the bus. on your smart phone app 66. 63 by 8:00. noon, 83. just like yesterday we'll get a warm high of 87 probably around 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. we have an area quality issue across many urban centers, eastern, central pennsylvania and new jersey. it will be in the code orange area and that means it is unhealthy for those in sensitive groups. karen rogers this pattern will end we'll talk about that in the
seven day. >> reporter: it will end in fall, right? looking outside in delaware county. you can see the construction still set up, i-95 northbound traffic at the blue route as you head toward the airport you have construction blocking the right lane. also blocking the off ramp you can see it's blocked toward plymouth meeting. it will be clear in 30 minutes. i-95 approaching cot mannor we have the right lane -- cottman we have the right lane closing the off ramp i-95 northbound approaching cottman. flashing lights millbrook road construction blocking the right lane and ramp to the eastbound lanes on woodhaven road. lots of crews causing lots of problems, they are trying to get that out of here by 5:00 a.m. looking at the ramp i-95 westbound to the schuylkill
expressway eastbound, things are looking better there, matt and tam. >> we are nine days away from the arrival of pope francis in philadelphia. the city is preparing for the papal visit in many ways and one of them is to accommodate the homeless. the poor and disposed are close to -- dispossessed are close to pope francis' heart. katherine scott has more on the city's plan as it relates to the homeless. >> reporter: good morning, a lot of people coming to town. the world meeting of family starts at the convention center on tuesday, there's the events at the end of the week and the weekend along the parkway. everyday we see them making progress here. with so many people coming many are wondering what's happening to the area homeless. city officials say they are welcome to take part. it was back in july when a
homeless man was involved in a tussal with the mayor's security. >> he was upset about being moved from the parkway when the pope comes. >> that's where i sleep. >> reporter: the city will be sending homeless and behavioral health specialists about the upcoming event and the people coming to the city. >> any person who wants to participate will be allowed to stay on the parkway with their belongings, everyone gets swept. >> it's never been this city's intent not to have the homeless able to fully participate. >> reporter: and while all these events are going on along the parkway, the city tends to move the apple tree family center for
the homeless inside the restricted red zone to a facility on north broad. vouchers will be provided for the homeless so they can eat meals along the road zone. >> stage is looking good, katherine. penndot released more information about road closures and restrictions during the pope's visit. starting friday at 10:00 p.m., major highways will be shut down in and around philadelphia. the schuylkill expressway eastbound to the blue route to i-95. the schuylkill expressway westbound from i-95 to u.s. route 1. the vine street expressway between the schuylkill expressway and i-95. city avenue will be closed in both directions from u.s. 30 to belmont avenue. the pope leaves town on sunday, but the roads will not reopen until monday. this is a lot of information so we have put all of it on our website 6abc.com/pope. city officials are working to boost cell phone service
during the papalle visit. nonscript boxes on the parkway are mini cell boxes. our visit of the upcoming pope visit continues at 6abc.com/pope there we have a closer look at the highway and bridge closures while the pontiff is in town. you can get an early rook how the parkway will be transformed to welcome pope francis. philadelphia are looking for three bandits who are busting into area pharmacies to steal powerful drugs. they are using power tools to get into a safe where narcotics are stored. they are responsible for 8 burglaries since march. amigo's pharmacy in kensington was hit last month.
>> they are going for the narcotics, anything that can get you high on the streets, anything. >> what's more the it is believe they have had taken part in the atm theives across the city. gop contenders took to the stage for the second debate. they faced off against immigration and gay marriage and everybody was against donald trump. >> round 2 began with the first feisty debate. >> visor article attack -- visceral attack to attack all those short, fat, ugly. >> donald trump sparring with jeb bush. >> more energy tonight i like
that. >> a tussal between trump and carly fiorina over alleged business failures when chris christie rejects. >> for the 55-year-old construction workers who don't have a job, they don't care about your career, they care about theirs. >> reporter: the most tweeted moment of the night was about abortion and her response to donald trump's statement in rolling stone. she came into the debate with 4% in the polls, trump 27%. analysts think trump's failure to show his command of policy could turn the tables. >> i think he hunter himself in the debate.
>> reporter: jeb bush did come out with a better performance, they believe ben carson may not have done enough to stand out. abc news, washington. >> as for some of the democrats, hillary clinton will be campaigning in new hampshire today. bernie sanders will be stumping there this weekend. sanders is leading clinton by 7 points in the first primary state. >> 4:39. coming up on "action news" this morning, a local college has drastically dropped it's tuition rate, but cut something else. >> cruise are searching for a boy who went missing during deadly flash flooding in utah. >> reporter: it's a cool start some of the kids might want a jacket on the way in,
18 lives, they are pointing out technically it was just one or two inches of rain, but in the canyons it swells and that's what happens. >> very dry nowhere for it to go. >> reporter: same thing happens around here when it's been dry for a while you get inundating rain, but with the canyons it's worse there. storm tracker 6 live double scan is showing once again we're dry. this is similar pattern to the last couple of days. we have tranquil conditions down the shore and lots of stars around. once again this morning the winds are light in most neighborhoods. 66 degrees, the dewpoint has gotten up to 60 which is is on the borderline of humid. we have a lot of spots around the region with dewpoints in the 50s. winds are calm, but a nice tranquil morning.
a couple of cloud cover issues down south for the most part, these should melt away. there's a system to the south that's forcing the clouds in. 79 by 11:00 a.m. i came in this morning and plotted my temperatures hour by hour, i didn't have to make a lot of changes just tweaked something. today will be similar to yesterday. high temperatures up and down the pike, 86, 87 in reading. 87 in trenton. more of the same in toms river. 80 in cape may, atlantic city and dover. light winds and lots of sun. today, tomorrow, saturday, as well, the sunshine stays in place, highs around 87. that summer feel continues with temperatures running about ten degrees above average especially as we get into friday and saturday. the beat goes on. the exclusive accuweather
seven-day forecast, today's high, 87. lots of sunshine, warm but very similar to yesterday and pretty darn nice for this time of the year. we'll keep it going friday another high of 87. let's call it 87 and nice on saturday, as well. we get into sunday and that's when the front is coming through. it comes through dry, there might be a spotty shower if there's anything it will be in the morning and afternoon. for the eagles game and the union game we're dry with a mix of clouds and sun, for the union the sun going down and partly cloudy skies. monday, we introduce the chance of a shower or thunderstorm. next week we get into an unsettled pattern. honestly we could use the rain, i wish i could promise a lot. we're back with reality with temperatures in the # -- 70s. stockton university has
approved the sale of the former showboat casino. there were reports that barpt blatteen was involved with the sale. stockton's plans to convert it into a satellite college fell through. rosemont college is dropping from $23,000 to 18 1/2. they will drop room and board by $1,900. the school's president said she wants to reach out to families who thought college was out of their price range and noted that financial aid is being reduced at the school. >> everybody knows that ceos make a lot of money, american business journals did a study to
see how much it makes. $214,000. that's not much in the way of jobs. architectal jersey -- architectural jersey, 155,000. construction managers make 128,000 which is more than the average physicist in philadelphia. a beer merger is on tap. am highrise wants to by -- am highser wants to by miller light selling nine of the world's top selling 20 beers. stocks rally waiting the outcome of the interest rates. a consignment sale kicks
off today, the just between friends sale in delaware county offers up to 90% of the price off of maternity clothes and children's items held at the brandywine youth club in glen mills. thousands are expected to cash in on the deal. >> a comedian apologizes for lying during his experience during -- lying about the experience during the september 11 attack. >> reporter: if you're waking up
4:51, if i wouldn't you're wondering what the traffic is looking like, that's what i am here to help you. construction has cleared eastbound on the schuylkill expressway heading toward center city you've got the lanes back open, you're looking good with the construction crews out of here. the roosevelt boulevard southbound traffic heading toward the schuylkill expressway moving nicely north between rhawn and strahle we have construction in the express lanes that will be blocked for another hour and ten minutes or so. the local lanes are open. bensalem we have construction
blocked on the turnpike right lane and center lane. westbound near willow grove right lane and fort washington ramp we have restrictions with construction crews hard at work out there this morning, matt and tam. >> a former middle school teacher in delaware county has been sentenced 11 to 24 months in jail for having a sexual relationship with 15-year-old student. he pleaded no contest to the charges back in june. he had sex with the student he met during his gym class. he is the married father of four. police are looking for two mask men who targeted two check cashing stores in the city. authorities say a 72-year-old woman and 36-year-old man walked up to open the store and that's
when the attackers move in. there they are. after a brief struggle the alarm went off, the two men took off empty handed. congressman john carney plans to run for delaware for 2016. he planned to support beau biden who died from brain cancer. he serve as lieutenant governor from 2001 to 2009. >> we're following breaking news, an earth strikes off the coast of chile leaving five people dead the story and video coming up at 5:00 a.m. college students help a fraternity brother see a site he thought he would never be able to see. that's next when "action news" comes right back.
>> a comedian is saying he is sorry he lied about his september 11th experience. he admits to lying escaping one of the world trade center towers when terrorists attacked. he is best known for his role on the show the lead. comedy central said they are re-examining what to do about his special. the pilot of a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on a irvine, california street. the piper aircraft carrying a
student and instructor landed safely. >> a fraternity in new england is showing the true meaning of brotherhood. it is a tradition to hike mount carmel. one brother couldn't experience because he uses a wheelchair. they decided to change that, one by one they carried him up the trail to see the awe-inspiring view. >> just took in he was with me and being out there, i don't know it was something i'll never forget. >> the fraternity brothers were so inspired they started a ten mile bike race to raise money for the neurological condition.
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5:00 a.m. on this thursday, september 17. breaking developments overnight. >> gunshots explode overnight in two separate shootings blocks 'part. >> powerful video after a strong earthquake in south america. we'll tell you why states here on are alert. >> pope francis' visit will cause road blocks and gridlock. >> let's go over to david murphy with weather good